CRE Researchers

The CRE in Respiratory Health brings together researchers from around Australia, as well as from New Zealand and Alaska.


Dr Margaret McElrea

Queensland University of Technology and Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
Dr Margaret McElrea is a respiratory scientist with over 30 years clinical experience performing lung function analysis in children and adults. Her current research interests include the development of appropriate...

Dr Kim Hare

Dr Kim Hare
Menzies School of Health Research
Dr Kim Hare is a microbiologist whose research focus is investigating bacteria involved in ear and respiratory disease. She leads an NHMRC funded project which aims to further understand the...

Dr Susan Pizzutto

Susan Pizzutto
Menzies School of Health Research
Dr Susan Pizzutto has worked in the area of Indigenous health research for over fifteen years. She graduated with her PhD from Charles Darwin University in 2015. Susan has a...

Dr Michael Binks

Michael Binks
Menzies School of Health Research
Dr Michael Binks is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research. His PhD research investigated the role of vitamin D insufficiency in acute respiratory infections...

Dr Gabrielle McCallum

Gabrielle McCallum
Menzies School of Health Research
Gabrielle had many years of experience in Indigenous health, working as a nurse in both Alice Springs and Darwin, before commencing her clinical reserach career. She has a particular interest...

Associate Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan

Heidi Smith-Vaughan
Menzies School of Health Research
Associate Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan has worked in the area of infectious respiratory disease for over 20 years. She is the Head of Laboratory Research for the Child Health Division at...

Dr Julie Marchant

Centre for Children's Health Research
Dr Julie Marchant is a paediatric respiratory physician whose research aims to improve treatment protocols for respiratory disease.